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03/16/2018 12:12 PM
Analog Devices Acquires Symeo to Make Positioning Radar More Precise
Analog Devices announced that it would acquire Siemens’ spinout Symeo as it attempts to push higher performance and higher precision radar systems into the fast growing industrial and automotive sectors. The terms of the transaction were not disclose

03/16/2018 11:31 AM
Minimize Schedule Risk With Off-the-Shelf Technology for LRU Testing
The life cycles and operation of line-replaceable unit (LRU) test systems are governed by aerospace program cycles.

03/15/2018 02:42 PM
Smart Mount Brings Satcom to ARC-210 Radios
A smart mount developed by Rockwell Collins adds satellite-based beyond line-of-sight communications capabilities to ARC-210 VHF/UHF military radios.

03/15/2018 02:30 PM
Don’t Overlook These Events Before IMS
As the time for this year’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS) draws near, several shows leading up to it may also pique your interest.

03/14/2018 09:01 PM
A compendium of articles from the Editors of Microwaves & RF

03/14/2018 04:27 PM
Filters that Use Resonators with DMS Can Produce Optimal Results
Designing distributed filters that incorporate resonators with defected microstrip structures (DMSs) can help combat spurious passbands. This article explains how to efficiently design such filters with software tools.

03/14/2018 03:48 PM
Woven Webbings Hold Electronic Devices in Place
Advanced 2D and 3D fabrics, consisting of composite materials, help integrate electronic devices into commercial and military aircraft.

03/14/2018 11:43 AM
Startup Makes 5G its Priority
Pay attention to what this company is doing, as its RF front-end technology could factor prominently into 5G communications.

03/14/2018 11:26 AM
Mercury’s Memory Devices Bound for Airborne System
Mercury Systems received a $3.2 million follow-on order from a leading defense contractor for solid-state memory devices for an airborne application.

03/14/2018 11:07 AM
COMSAT Teams with Iridium for Secure DoD Satcom Service
Iridium with its NEXT satellite constellation and Certus system is working with COMSAT to provide secure global communications to government and military users.

03/13/2018 09:01 PM
Learn how to test 5G mmWave devices
Understand how millimeter-wave signals (mmWave) will function in real-world environments. With increasingly shorter wavelengths in the 5G air interface, there are new challenges to test. Learn how to thoroughly test 5G mmWave devices for real-world f

03/13/2018 10:57 AM
Commercial Secure Memory Drives Do Well in Space
Secure solid-state computer memory drives built for commercial use can also be used for space-qualified, radiation-tolerant applications.

03/13/2018 09:19 AM
Air Force Trusts Marvin to Test A-10/C Thunderbolt II
Marvin Test Systems has been awarded an $8.6 million contract by the U.S. Air Force for the upgrade of an earlier, successful test system for the A-10/C Thunderbolt II aircraft.

03/13/2018 08:21 AM
Market for Armored Vehicles Seen as Slow but Steady
A market research forecast from Visiongain predicts slow but steady growth during the next 10 years in the world market for military armored vehicles.

03/13/2018 07:50 AM
MEMS Technology Makes Sensors with Longer Lifetimes
MEMS technology is the basis for an acoustic switch that will energize a sensor when needed to save long-term power and battery life.

03/13/2018 07:22 AM
Six Tips for Developing Your Next Test System
This application note offers a framework for developing test systems, addressing tradeoffs and common problems.

03/12/2018 03:29 PM
What Makes Ka-band Systems Tick?
Ka-band satellites have arrived after more than two decades of trials, testing, and small commercial attempts. Their designs still bring up some important issues, though.

03/09/2018 07:29 PM
An Obstacle Course Ahead for 5G Technology
In December, the 3GPP published the first draft of the 5G New Radio standard. It is an important first step toward 5G communications, but not all carrier equipment following the standard will automatically and consistently link to all smartphones and

03/09/2018 02:46 PM
Can S-SIX Technology Make Full-Duplex Communication a Reality?
In this Q&A, Sriram Vishwanath, co-founder of GenXComm, talks about the self-interference cancellation technology his company has developed and the benefits it offers.

03/08/2018 07:57 AM
Handling the Heat: Materials Make the Difference
Ever-smaller electronic systems with increasingly greater functionality depend on efficient thermal management to maintain performance and reliability.

03/07/2018 11:01 PM
Understanding the 5G NR Physical Layer
New Radio (NR) is the 3GPP effort for defining and standardizing a new Radio Access Technology (RAT) for 5G. NR will cover a wide set of use cases (eMBB, URLLC, and mMTC) and introduce new cutting-edge technologies such as millimeter-wave and beamfor

03/07/2018 01:40 PM
Testing Low Power Connectivity for the Internet of Things
Remotely monitoring for forest fires with solar-powered sensors, tracking modules installed on fleets of delivery trucks, and connecting smart meters to a local power plant are all potential applications for low power cellular LTE-M and NB-IoT networ

03/06/2018 03:39 PM
Arbitrary Waveform Generator Scales to 2 GHz
With frequencies reaching 2 GHz, this compact modular AWG can produce a variety of wideband output signals.

03/06/2018 02:55 PM
In Reversal, Wolfspeed Buys Infineon's Radio Frequency Power Business
Last year, Infineon agreed to pay $850 million for Cree’s power and radio frequency business unit, Wolfspeed. But American officials refused to approve the deal and, after weakly toying with fixes and compromises, Infineon waved the white flag and pu

03/06/2018 02:21 PM
Discovering ADCs and DACs for Defense Electronics Systems
As data converters gain more speed and bandwidth, it presents designers with new opportunities to take fresh looks at applications like radar and communications.

03/06/2018 12:31 PM
NRL Looks at Substrates for More Efficient Optics
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is pursuing advanced materials, such as hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) devices, to form extremely small lasers and nanoscale optics.

03/06/2018 12:25 PM
Mercury’s MM-Wave Transceiver Targets Homeland Security
Mercury Systems recently received a $2.2 million follow-on contract from a major defense contractor for millimeter-wave modules for use in a homeland security system.

03/06/2018 11:59 AM
Demand for Drone Defense Technology is Soaring
The AIRFENCE 5.0 system is a defense against drones used at airports and by military to detect and combat enemy UASs.

03/01/2018 06:57 PM
A Product Sampler from the 2018 Mobile World Congress
The following is a sampling of products on display at the 2018 Mobile World Congress, which took place in Barcelona, Spain, from February 26 to March 1. 

02/28/2018 04:34 PM
These Tools Can Help You Defeat RF Interference
While wireless communication has become a part of everyday life, RF interference remains a headache. This article examines how interference can be detected using today’s test-and-measurement equipment.